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MJH- Solidarity & Persecution: Lesbian Experiences in Nazi Germany   View Event

  • Tuesday, June 4, 2024 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Calendar:   General
  • Location:  Online virtual event
  • Description:  The fates of lesbian women in Nazi Germany have long been contested. When the Memorial to Homosexuals Persecuted Under Nazism opened in Berlin in 2008 it was an occasion for protest. Lesbian activists were frustrated that the monument focused exclusively on the fates of gay men, insinuating that women had not also faced persecution. This talk by Samuel Clowes Huneke, assistant professor of history at George Mason University, recounts several life stories of lesbians who experienced the Nazi dictatorship, highlighting the many trajectories that queer women followed in those twelve years. It argues that lesbians did, in fact, face persecution, ranging from everyday harassment and surveillance all the way to imprisonment in concentration camps. At the same time, the talk recovers these women’s agency, contending that many of them resisted fascism with solidarity that cut across lines of class, race, and gender. Samuel Clowes Huneke is assistant professor of history at George Mason University. A historian of modern Germany, his research focuses on gender and sexuality, legal history, and the history of democracy. He is the author of States of Liberation: Gay Men between Dictatorship and Democracy in Cold War Germany and A Queer Theory of the State, and he is co-editor of the forthcoming volume Reimagining Citizenship in Postwar Europe. To register, click here.

THGAAC June 2024 Quarterly Meeting   View Event

  • Wednesday, June 5, 2024 at 8:30am - 2:00pm
  • Calendar:   Commission Meetings
  • Location:  Barbara Jordan State Office Building Room 2.006 1601 Congress Avenue Austin, Texas 78711
  • Description:  The Texas Holocaust, Genocide, and Antisemitism Advisory Commission (THGAAC) is holding its quarterly meeting on Wednesday, June 5th, 2024 beginning at 8:30AM. Every quarter the THGAAC holds a meeting, open to the public, in order to review its current projects and initiatives. The Commission invites any member of the public who might be interested in its mission to this meeting. Members of the public will have access and a means to participate in this meeting, by two-way audio/video, by connecting to the video access number identified below, by attending the meeting in person, or by clicking on the link contained on the agency website's event calendar. The video access number contained in this notice is subject to change by the conference provider at any time. Members of the public are encouraged to confirm the correct conference access number/link 24 hours before the meeting by going to the agency website. An electronic copy of the agenda will be available here. A recording of the meeting will be available after June 5, 2024. To obtain a recording, please contact Joy Nathan, at 512.463.8815 or via e-mail. For public participants, after the meeting convenes, the presiding officer will call roll of board members and then of public attendees. Please identify yourself by name and state whether you would like to provide public comment. You may also e-mail Joy Nathan in advance of the meeting if you would like to provide public comment. When the Commission reaches the public comment portion of the meeting, the presiding officer will recognize you by name and give you an opportunity to speak. All public comments will be limited to three (3) minutes. All virtual participants are asked to keep their microphones muted when they are not providing public comment. Zoom Video Conference Meeting ID: 865 5658 4044 Registration can be completed here. The Commission may discuss and/or take action on any of the items listed in the agenda. Note: The Commission may go into executive session (close its meeting to the public) on any agenda item if appropriate and authorized by the Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code, Chapter 551.

Echoes & Reflections- Brains Against Brawn: How Jewish Holocaust Victims Used Innovation As A Form of Resistance   View Event

  • Wednesday, June 5, 2024 at 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Calendar:   General
  • Location:  Online via Zoom
  • Description:  Join Yad Vashem educator, Lori Gerson, as we uncover some of the most astonishing and innovative ways in which Jewish victims fought back against their Nazi oppressors. We will see how some managed to use their minds and their talents in an attempt to not only save their own lives, but also to thwart the Nazi plan to murder the Jews. These lesser-known stories of resistance will inspire you and serve as a testimony to the power of the human spirit. To register, click here. 

DHHRM D-Day 80th Anniversary Commemoration   View Event

  • Thursday, June 6, 2024 (all day)
  • Calendar:   Commemorations
  • Location:  Dallas Holocaust & Human Rights Museum
  • Description:  Commemorate the 80th Anniversary of D-Day on Thursday, June 6 with the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum. In honor of the D-Day landings along the Normandy coast during World War II, often referred to as the beginning of the end of the war, the Museum will feature free admission for all visitors to the Museum, film screenings, music performances, and special late hours - open until 8 p.m. Schedule 10:30 am: Screening of Hope, Strength, Resolve 11:15 am: Screening of Ike: Countdown to D-Day 1:30 pm: Screening of Hope, Strength, Resolve 2:15 pm: Screening of Ike: Countdown to D-Day 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.: Late Night Bar in the Lobby 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.: Musical performances by the Oak Lawn Band Visitors are encouraged to reserve their free tickets online in advance here: https://www.dhhrm.org/visit/general-admission/. Walk-ins will be accommodated based on availability. Free admission and programming made possible through the City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture. About Hope, Strength, Resolve This original Museum-produced film uses original testimonies from local Holocaust survivors and Texas liberators to share their memories of the liberation of Nazi concentration camps at the end of World War II. (17 min) About Ike: Countdown to D-Day This 2004 film is a dramatization of the 90 days leading up to Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of Normandy, and how General Dwight Eisenhower, against all odds, brilliantly orchestrated the most important military maneuver in modern history. (1 h 29 min) To reserve free tickets, click here.  

MJH- History of Antisemitism: Henry Ford   View Event

  • Monday, June 10, 2024 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Calendar:   General
  • Location:  Virtually via Zoom
  • Description:  Antisemitism flourished in early twentieth-century America. The Great Wave of Immigration from 1881 to 1914 brought 2.2 million eastern European Jews to America, fleeing persecution and seeking opportunity. They were often met with suspicion, and even violence. One such person who is emblematic of the antisemitism of this time is Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company. In 1918, Ford purchased a newspaper, The Dearborn Independent, where he published antisemitic articles that would later become four volumes titled The International Jew. Based on The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, which described an international ruling conspiracy, the article series alleged that such a conspiracy was infiltrating America. These articles ran from 1920 to 1924, reaching hundreds of thousands of readers and legitimizing ideas that otherwise may have remained on the fringe. Join the Museum for a panel discussion about Henry Ford’s antisemitism and its wide-ranging effects with Hasia R. Diner, Professor Emerita in the Departments of History and the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University; Steven Watts, author of The People’s Tycoon: Henry Ford and the American Century; and Victoria Woeste, author of Henry Ford’s War on Jews and the Legal Battles Against Hate Speech. They will be in conversation with Britt Tevis, Rene Plessner Postdoctoral Fellow in Holocaust and Antisemitism Studies at Columbia University. Hasia R. Diner is Professor Emerita in the Departments of History and the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University. She is the author of numerous books, including In the Almost Promised Land: American Jews and Blacks 1915-1935 and Roads Taken: The Great Jewish Migrations to the New World and the Peddlers Who Forged the Way. Steven Watts is Professor Emeritus at the University of Missouri, where he has won numerous teaching and research awards and served as chair of the Department of History. Watts has written eight books, including biographies of Walt Disney, Henry Ford, Hugh Hefner, Dale Carnegie, John F. Kennedy, and, forthcoming in August 2024, Will Rogers. His articles and essays have appeared in venues such as Newsweek, National Review, Salon, The Nation, The American Spectator, The American Mind, The Journal of American History, American Quarterly, and Chronicle of Higher Education. Watts has made many media appearances including the History Channel, PBS, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, CNBC, C-SPAN, Fox, Bloomberg News, Telemundo, NPR, the BBC, and dozens of radio stations around the United States and in western Europe. Victoria Saker Woeste is a historian specializing in U.S. legal and constitutional history. Her degrees are from the University of Virginia and the University of California at Berkeley. She has taught at Amherst College, Northwestern University, Indiana University McKinney School of Law, and Cairo University Egypt. For twenty five years, she was a member of the research faculty at the American Bar Foundation in Chicago. Her first book, The Farmer’s Benevolent Trust: Law and Agricultural Cooperation in Industrial America 1865-1945, tells the unknown history of monopolistic organizations that enabled farmers to set prices for their crops much as labor unions act on behalf of workers. The Farmer’s Benevolent Trust was awarded the Law and Society Association’s J. Willard Hurst Prize for the best book in legal history and named a Choice Outstanding Academic Book for 1999. In dissertation form, the book received the Herman Kroos Prize from the Business History Association. Her more recent book, Her most recent book, Henry Ford’s War on Jews and the Legal Battle Against Hate Speech, relates the story of Ford’s antisemitic, libelous campaign against prominent Jewish Americans during the 1920s using previously undiscovered unpublished sources. Henry Ford’s War is currently in development for film and television with Leviathan Productions of Los Angeles, California. Coverage of her scholarship and her own commentary have appeared in the Washington Post, History News Network, Newsweek, the Huffington Post, and the Chronicle of Higher Education. She has published numerous scholarly articles in Law and History Review, Law and Social Inquiry, the Journal of American History, Perspectives on History, and California Legal History. Britt P. Tevis, J.D./Ph.D., is an American Jewish historian whose work focuses on the intersection of Jews and American law with a special emphasis on the study of antisemitism. Her work has appeared in American Jewish History, American Journal of Legal History, and the Journal of American History. To register, click here. 

DHHRM- Meet the Author: Lois Lowry   View Event

  • Tuesday, June 11, 2024 at 1:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Dallas Holocaust & Human Rights Museum
  • Description:  Lois Lowry is an American writer. She is the author of several books for children and young adults, including Number the Stars, On The Horizon, and The Giver Quartet. A two-time Newbery winner, Lowry is known for writing about difficult subjects, dystopias, and complex themes in works for young audiences. Join us to hear from Lois Lowry about her writing process and inspiration. $15 per person | $5 for students | Free for Museum Members To find out more, click here.  Museum Members receive early-access registration for this program. Click here to become a Member. Guests must purchase admission if they would like to tour the Museum.

Echoes & Reflections: Eva's Promise: Teaching Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl Through Her Childhood Friend   View Event

  • Tuesday, June 11, 2024 at 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Online via Zoom
  • Description:  Commemorate Anne Frank's 95th birthday with a discussion of Eva's Promise, a new documentary about Anne's childhood friend and posthumous stepsister. Join producer Susan Kerner to learn the story of Eva Geiringer Schloss and her promise to retrieve her brother Heinz's hidden artwork. Explore the film as a supplement to teaching The Diary of a Young Girl through the parallel lives of hiding, arrest, and deportation to Auschwitz in August 1944. Eva's Promise builds historical understanding and introduces a new perspective on the Diary. By introducing the part of Anne’s story she sadly didn’t live to tell, the film fosters empathy and creates context for teaching the human story of the Holocaust. Registrants will be provided access to the film one week before the webinar. To register, click here. 

DHHRM Summer Survivor Speaker Series- Dr. Andras Lacko   View Event

  • Friday, June 14, 2024 at 1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Dallas Holocaust & Human Rights Museum - In-person & virtually
  • Description:  About the Speaker Dr. Andras Lacko was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1936. In a twist of fate, Lacko contracted scarlet fever in 1944 and was saved from ghettoization and subsequent deportation to Poland. He survived the Holocaust in a military hospital and was later reunited with his mother and father after the Soviet liberation of Budapest. There is no cost to attend this event, but registration is required. To register, click the "buy" button. If you would like to tour the Museum, normal admission fees apply. To virtually attend this event, register here. To attend this event in person, click here.

Emancipation Day (Juneteenth) (Office Closed)   View Event

  • Wednesday, June 19, 2024 (all day)
  • Calendar:   General
  • Location:  N/A
  • Description:  The Texas Holocaust, Genocide, and Antisemitism Advisory Commission office will be closed.

USHMM- 2024 Belfer National Conference for Educators   View Event

  • Monday, June 24, 2024 (all day)
  • Calendar:   Workshops
  • Location:  Virtual
  • Description:  This free, virtual conference supports accurate, meaningful teaching of the Holocaust and explores current historical research and instructional best practices. Educators discover how to use classroom resources, find inspiration in new ideas, and connect with peers engaged in similar work. It is designed for secondary school educators with limited experience teaching about the Holocaust, alumni of past Belfer conferences, school administrators, and curriculum leaders. We will offer expanded live sessions in 2024. (Full schedule will be available in March.) And you may join us for any of these live sessions or access recorded sessions, on-demand at your own pace, post-conference. Participants will receive more details about Whova, the virtual platform used to host the conference, in June. Participants with a US mailing address will also receive a free resource bundle. Deadline to register is June 15, 2024.

DHHRM- "Remember This": Film Screening   View Event

  • Monday, June 24, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Calendar:   Films
  • Location:  Dallas Holocaust & Human Rights Museum
  • Description:  Remember This Academy Award nominee David Strathairn portrays Jan Karski, reluctant World War II hero and Holocaust witness. Karski joined the Polish Underground and risked his life to carry the first eyewitness reports of war-torn Poland, including the liquidation of the Warsaw Ghetto to the Western world. In Remember This, Strathairn captures the complexity and legacy of this self-described “insignificant, little man” whose timely story of moral courage and individual responsibility can still shake the conscience of the world. There is no cost to attend this event, but registration is required. To register, click the "buy" button. To register, click here. 

DHHRM Summer Survivor Speaker Series- Lisa Kanarek   View Event

  • Friday, June 28, 2024 at 1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Calendar:   Speaking Engagements
  • Location:  Dallas Holocaust & Human Rights Museum - In-person & virtually
  • Description:  About the Speaker Lisa Kanarek is the daughter of Holocaust survivor Joseph Kanarek, M.D. Joseph was born in Plonsk, Poland in 1926. He and his family were confined to the Plonsk Ghetto after the Nazis invaded Poland. They were deported in 1942 to Auschwitz-Birkenau where he was conscripted into forced labor at Buna Concentration Camp. In January 1945, Joseph was forced on a death march to Dora-Mittelbau Concentration Camp. From there, he was liberated by the 101st American Army. There is no cost to attend this event, but registration is required. To register, click the "buy" button. If you would like to tour the Museum, normal admission fees apply. To virtually attend this event, register here. To attend this event in person, click here.